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An Elegant Sterling Silver Plated Sugar Shell Wot i;- 50 Cents. S!VE N FREE with every 25c can of Shepard's Absolutely Pure E Baking Powder. Every can is guaranteed. As we hive only a limited number of these spoons come early yoa will be pleased. Anderson & Mudd. E .erything in Groceries. EZ3Q Oats ..25 to 27c Hay $7.00 to $8.00 Baled nay $8.50 to 12.00 Shipments for week: W W Hand -ley 1 car hogs; Barker &. McClintic 1 car sheep and 1 car hogs; H B Mudd 1 car hogs; Henderson &. Sons Produce Co. 1 car poultry and 2 cars eggs; O'Brien 1 car oats; Mon roe C.fil &. Grain Co 5 cars corn an 1 , 3 cars oats; F E Johnson 1 car hay. . Total 17 cars. j Mrs. O. R Emerson spent part of, the week with Hunnewell friends, j Mrs. L. D. Green returned to her home at Brashear. Saturday after a visit with her father, VV. R. Smith. Mrs Mary H. Ely returned Fri day from a visit with her ons, , A. V. and A. R. Ely at New Lon i (ion. i THE NORMAL SCHOOL. At Kirksviile. T'h- Nurnini School at Kirkville has jut r!(i-ed iK record breaking year. Fourteen hundred and fifty Missouri teachers were enrolled, with an averse daily :.Ucn.ianee above seven hundred Out of more than hit e huulred attending the eleven weeks' sum mer term, about six hundred re ceived certificates or diplomas Out of the y. ar's enrollment. eit,ht hun dred will teach in Missouri schools during the ensuing year. Of these five hundred will teach in rural schools, two hundred in villages and towns, and about one hundred in high school positions, supervis orships and superintendences. This vigorous old school is mak ing tremendous strides in the prep aration of teachers. Its new Farm and Household Economics Depart ment sets a new pace for practical school education in Missouri. On the School Farm, conducted wholly by students, many practical lessons are exemplified These are to be carried over into the public schools to fill the boys and girls with great er respect for home industries and home comforts and wholesome rur al and vulvae In the recent Nat; t Education Association Lai . Presided1 Kirk of the N rim: I Si . u! at Kirks viile took a fold stand for i raitical rural education, claiming that if anybody needs a thorough Normal School and College education, it is the teacher in the rural school, for ! there the possibilities of young life are the best. He called attention to the fact that the rural child learns ' twice as fast as the village and city city child provided facilities and instruction are what they should be. The Normal School at Kirksviile has a great library of 40.000 vol umes, selected for and to be used by ambitious young teachers. It has the best of laboratories for all kinds of school and college science needed by teachers. Its new lab oratories tor work in clay and for painting and burning pottery give a new stimulus to the education of the girls; so do the new courses in domestic science and general house hold economics. The Institution has every variety of academic and pedagogic study that will contribute to the making of good school teachers. The faculty for the ensuing year includes, fifty-nine teachers. It is expected that the ensuing term will again bieak all records. No school anywhere has a more virile and up-to-date faculty than this one. Faculty and students of the Nor mal School at Kirksviile believe in hard work and high enthusiasms. They do the work; they have the enthusiasms. ( Setter send for one of the new illustrated, 250-page Bulletins. It is full of fine pictures and facts worth knowing v Ili.MS FROM FARMERS! Miss Elsie Fields, the daughter of Judge S. G. Fields of Hunians ville is with relatives and friends here. Of Farmers, For Farmers and Pertaining to Farmers. The wheat acreage will possible be small in this vicinity as many farmers are afraid of chinch bngs. Wade &. Williams, C L Elzea and Leonard Gosuey have each brought in a car of feeders from Omaha. W W Handley shipped a car of hogs, his own feedi: g They aver aged 280 lbs and sol J for S8 20. W H Moss has shipped in a car of sheep from St Louis. Mike Madden has shipped in two cars of cattle from Kansas City to feed this winter. R M Walker and Son will feed a car of cattle which they have just shipped in from Kansas City. Weekly Market Letter Published by Woodson & Fennewald L. S. Com. Co., National Stock Yards, 111. Miss Hattie Goodnight of near Hannibal returned Saturday to her home after a pleasant visit with rel atives here. THE MONROE (lit CHAUTAUQUA The Biggest and Best Ever Begins August 25 With the Fiitti Infantry Band of Illinois A Great Forty Piece Band. Cattle receipts have been liberal this week, including very few good cattle and nothing choice, bulk of the receipts have been grassers and half fat kind which have sold 15 to 25 lower. Top on steers so far this year is 1020 for one load of 1493 lb. steers wi:u ,i ve sold. Bulk of the choice steers sold at $9.25 to 10.00. good $8 25 to 9.00. medium $6,75 to 7 50 fair killers $5.85 to 6.50. Choice cows steady, medium 15 to 25 lower, bulk of the choice cows $4 to 6.75. good $4.75 to 5 25, fair killers $4 to 4.50. Best stock ers and feeders steady, bulk of the good ones selling $5.75 to 6.00, fair to good $5 to 5.50. Choice heifers steady, medium 15 to 25 lower, bulk of the choice light heifers $6.50 to 7.50. prime kind $8 to 8.75. medium $5 to 8.75. fair killers $4 25 to 4 75. Hogs steady, bulk of the good hogs selling from $8.65 to 875, good mixed heavies $8.50 to 8.65. Sheep steady bulk of the good sheep sell ing around $3.75, lambs stronger bulk of the good lambs $6.50 to 6.75 medium $5.00 to 6.00. Market Reoort. For Wednesday before date of aper. Hogs .$6.25 to8.C0 Sheep 3.00 to 4.00 Lambs 3.50 to 5.50 Cattle 4HX) to 9.00 Poultry. Hens-.- 101c Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 14c 2 1-2 pounds Old Roosters 05c Ducks 08c Turkey Hens 10c Young Toms-.. 8c Toms.. 08c Guineas, each 17ic Geese, .f5Jfc Eggs-,-,. . 16t Tallow.... 04c Butter.. 18c Green Hides. 08c Cora-. .. 65c Wheat No. 2 1.00 Mrs. Homer Jackson and daugh ter departed Monday for their home at Newburg, after a pleasant visit with relatives and friends here Garth and Faris Elzea have been visiting their sister, Mrs.E. J. Hume at White HalL 111. From there they will go to Quincy for a short visit. Continues For Eight Days 8 ITg DAYS 8 August 25. September I. J. D. Utterback, wife and baby. Mrs. J. D. Headrick, Misses Annie Fields and Vallie Utterback return ed Friday a visit at Humans- ville. Harry Palmer arrived Monday from an extended visit at Rich mond. Va. An ice creara social and concert will be given by the Young Ladies Sodality at the South Park, tonight. Thursday. Everybody cordially in vited to attend. Phone that item of news to the Democrat- Ad Vaughn was a Palmyra visi tor Tuesday. Miss Lucy Gentry went to Han nibal Tuesday. All knowiug themselves indebted j Elmer McCabe returned to Bo to me will please call and settle afc! gard after a pleasant visit here, once. G. F. DIERKS. '; n T7! 7. . u. r. uteres want, au wno owe Miss Anna Wallace,, of Lima, III... has been visiting the family e Rev W. G. Alcorn. ' James Moore and wife;, of Haiftj him to call and se$U at once have been visiting, their Monroe reK atives and friends- Mrs. L. H. Smallwood left for her home in Kansas City Saturday, having spent a month visiting friends and her parents, Mr. and , Mrs. J. W. Overly, in this city. S. G. Demaree and Isadore Gregg, , of Clarence have arranged to go to 1 Washington on March 4 to see the next president inaugurated. It all depends as to who pays the ex penses. R G. Scobee, oCSlbbs spent part, of the week with his son, Dr.. J. D- Mrs. D; J. Ebey has gone to j Scobee. ' Xenia,. 111., to attend & family re-1 Cyrus Grider and wife -returned! union ef her sisters. Mesdames Mollie Bowers and Samuel Bower spent a few days of! last week at Shelbyville. Friday from ville, Ky: . M. visit at Sussell- D. Roltbins and vote, of SN Louis have bften. visiting fthe family Misses Grace Palmer and Fran-1 of W- P- YJ"P I ces Whitfield of Richmond, Va., ar rived Monday to visit J. L. Palmer and family. For Sale Some of those Honey Sweet grapes on Schott Vineyard 3 1-2 miks Northeast of Monroe. GOTO THE POPULAR PHARMACY FOR chool oo For Monroe, Marion and Ralls Counties. ks Wall Paper. Paints for Everything. Window Glass. Southern & Spalding Pharmacy First Door South of P. 0. Monroe City, Mo.